I really can't use the treadle right now. My right hand is encased in a huge bulky dressing. I have limited use of my fingers. In planning for this surgery, I thought that I would use the 301 if I could sew at all.
The Necchi Super Nova, though, was all set up. I have a high shank, quarter inch foot for it and so......
Of course I don't need speed for piecing. I don't need speed for much of anything that I sew. Just the same sometimes it is just plain fun to go very, very, very fast
I had a quilt to bind. I could have serged the edges because it is a dog quilt. I used the Necchi instead. Honestly, this machine is as fast as the Singer Industrial over at Betsy's. If I had two working hands I would have taken a video.
Before my surgery I had cut scraps into 2.5 inch squares. I wasn't all that accurate with the cutting. It shows in the final product. I didn't pay attention to color comnbo much either. The idea is to sew these small pieces together at the end or beginning of your chain stitching when working on another quilt. Eventually you have many of these pieces sewn together and can piece them into a quilt too. I had never used leaders and enders before but I decided to when I was piecing the arrowhead quilt. Since I can't really trim up that quilt yet, I went to my little squares and just sewed away to keep from getting more cranky.